energy policy

Concept   The Compete4SECAP project (C4S) aims at helping local authorities put their existing Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) into action.   The project promotes the adoption of standardized energy management systems in municipalities through the coordination of national competitions and peer-to-peer exchanges which steer the attention and involvement of local to national authorities in 8 European countries.  
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
Type: Link

2020 is a major milestone of the European energy & climate policy framework. The latest trends in final energy consumption have shown that the main energy efficiency target of 20% overall energy efficiency improvement by 2020 could be missed.   By the end of 2019, the EU Member States will submit their final National Energy & Climate Plans, including targets for 2030 and strategies to achieve them.  
Post date: 10 Jul 2019
Type: News

The German government published, on May 28, a legislative proposal for the long awaited “Energy in Buildings Act”. The current draft law is not in line with the latest amendments of the EPBD from 2018.   This Policy Brief “Opportunities brought by the EPBD for the German Building Energy Act” shows the benefits of already implementing the most recent amendments of the Directive into national law.  
Post date: 4 Jul 2019
Type: Publication

Finland, Sweden, Portugal, France and Germany are often seen as “climate leaders” when it comes to setting ambitious carbon reduction objectives for 2050.   However, they lack concrete measures to achieve them, according to new analysis published today 4th July 2019.  
Post date: 4 Jul 2019
Type: News

The aim of EPATEE’s final conference is to present the conclusion of the project as well as to provide a platform for stakeholders to exchange knowledge and discuss existing practices of the evaluation of energy efficiency policies in order to establish an energy efficiency evaluation community.   The conference serves at achieving one of EPATEE’s main targets: to enable user-oriented experience sharing and capacity building.
Post date: 28 Jun 2019
Type: Event

Getting on track to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C, as was agreed in Paris back in 2015, would not just be good for our climate, but first and foremost for all citizens.   What changes to the European policy framework and new initiatives could be prepared and implemented in the coming years?   This paper on the zero carbon and circular challenge in the built environment puts forward several policy recommendations.
Post date: 26 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

Concept and Objectives:   PentaHelix project aims to empower local and regional authorities to find innovative and cost effective approaches to develop, finance, implement and improve sustainable energy and climate action plans (SECAP) that contribute to reaching national and European climate and energy goals and policies.    
Post date: 18 Jun 2019
Type: Link

The 4th Renewable Energy Sources - Research and Business conference (RESRB) 2019 will be held on July 8-9, 2019 in Wrocław (Poland).   Conference themes include: -1) bioenergy, -2) wind, -3) solar
Post date: 12 Jun 2019
Type: News

Concept:   C-Track 50 aims to mobilise and guide public authorities at a local and regional level, in order to achieve climate resilience and carbon neutrality by 2050.   Objectives:    1-Enhancing the cooperation between the different levels of governances, both at the vertical and horizontal level, in 11 European countries
Post date: 11 Jun 2019
Type: Link

    With more than 80% of the heat delivered to buildings coming from obsolete, inefficient and polluting boilers, decarbonising this sector is crucial. A steep increase in the current 20% share of renewables in heating and cooling is required, together with improving the efficiencies of our heating and cooling systems, in order to achieve the Paris Agreement goals.  
Post date: 4 Jun 2019
Type: Event